Joyce Meyer

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In 1993 her supportive husband urged her to start a television ministry which began ariring on WGN-TV and BET. Enjoying Everyday Life, as the program is now called, still airs today. It broadcasts worldwide to a potential 4.5 billion people.

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Success

In 2005 she was listed as one of the "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" according to Time magazine. She placed 17th on the list.

Despite never attending college, Meyer has been presented with honorary doctoral degrees from Life Christian University and Oral Roberts University.

Criticism

Meyer travels frequently in a private jet and owns several homes. Some have criticized her for living a life of excess, which seems to contradict the Bible's teachings of humility and humbleness. Meyer responded "there's no need for us to apologize for being blessed." Displeased with her less than apologetic response, a Christian nonprofit group asked the IRS to investigate the family's finances. It was determined that she had committed no wrongdoing, however it did not help her reputation with many of her Christian peers. Following this poor publicity, Meyer announced intentions to reduce her salary by shifting her income to the royalties from her many books. This actually resulted in a sizeable increase in income. Meyer and her many foundations have since attempted to be transparent in finances and publish their annual reports, have a Board majority of non-relatives, and complete voluntary audits. In 2008 their efforts earned them a "C" grade for financial transparency from Ministry Watch (an independent Christian organization whose purpose is to review ministries for financial accountability and transparency.) 

Personal Life

Meyer's current ministry is headquartered in Fenton, Missouri (a St. Louis suburb.)  Meyer lives outside St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband, Dave, and four children.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Meyer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_Watch

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enjoying_Everyday_Life

https://www.culteducation.com/group/1050-joyce-meyer/13461-meyer-traces-her-fervor-to-early-abuse-alcohol.html

04 Apr, 2018

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